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Alcar International, based in Scunthorpe, specialises in precision cast refractory products.

Their site which spans across two units, had inefficient fluorescent and sodium lighting that was having an impact on their energy bills.

After a full site audit by the programme’s expert partners, IfaS, it was suggested that LED lighting was fitted across the whole site. This will help Alcar International to save £3,604 a year on their energy bills.

To help Alcar International invest in new LED lighting, Smart Energy awarded a 38% grant of £2,272.40. The new lighting will enable them to save up to 68% of energy used for lighting.

With this investment, the payback period will only be around a year. Which will enable them to get a quick return on their investment.

Carrie Jones, Managing Director for Alcar International Ltd, said:

“With the support of Smart Energy & North East Lincolnshire Council we were able to upgrade our out-dated factory lighting.  The energy efficiency survey carried out by their partners in the EU highlighted the substantial cost savings to be made and the short time frame in which the initial investment would be repaid.  It was an easy decision to make”

Alcar International is one of the many businesses who are benefiting from the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme. If you are looking to save money on your energy bills, get in touch today to see if your business is eligible.

LED lighting 

LED lighting 

LED lighting

LED lighting

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Cost Saving

Estimated £3,604 a year

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Carbon Saving

Estimated 10.6 tonnes a year

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Grant Received

£2,272.40